Happy Straw started as a project to find non-toxic, bio-degradable alternatives to plastic straws. Alternatives that will not impair your health, pollute the environment or endanger other species. The brand uses different materials that all have their own qualities.
The bamboo straws by Happy Straw use 100% natural and organic bamboo from Vietnam. No chemicals or harmful preservatives are used during the production process. Pure organic bamboo is harvested, then washed, dried and hand-cut into desirable length by their artisans. Bamboo is naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal and odor resistant.
STAINLESS STEEL STRAWS
Their stainless steel straws are made fr food-grade 304 stainless steel. They are very resistant to corrosion and made to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, they are not bio-degradable, but they do not need to be because you will not need to discard them. Just pass your Happy Straw on to the next generation!
BOROSILICATE GLASS STRAWS
The colorful borosilicate glass straws are shatter resistant, and toxin-free. Borosilicate glass has super durability, therefor staying more resistant to breaking than other glass. Also, the colors stay brilliant after each use and wash.
WHY HAPPY STRAW?
When non-reusable plastic straws reach the ocean, they never completely break down. They turn into microplastics rather than completely biodegrading, which poses a huge threat to ocean life. It is estimated that by the year 2050, we will have more plastic in the ocean than fish.
On top of the negative environmental impact of plastic straws, there are a number of personal health reasons to avoid plastic straws as well. Most single-use plastic straws use polypropylene which is a type of plastic. Do you need more reason to avoid those nasty things?
Using Happy Straw is a small, yet powerful and meaningful action to take against plastic straws.
Shop Happy Straw at Hutspot Van Woustraat, Rozengracht and Magna Plaza in Amsterdam.
Also available at Hutspot Utrecht, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, and Breda.